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Socialist labor leader slams Arizona, calls Obama “friend”

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Posted on May 31 2010 2:30 pm
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By: KeyWikiBlog

Calling the recently passed Arizona anti-immigrant law a “most dreadful piece of legislation” and likening it to apartheid South Africa’s passbook program, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists President Bill Lucy told the 700 delegates and guests at the organization’s 39th convention in Detroit that the CBTU would be moving its 2011 convention from its scheduled location in Phoenix.

We have to join in that fight,” said Lucy, even though his organization may face severe penalties for breaking its hotel contract.

Lucy, who is also secretary-treasurer of the 1.6-million-member American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, and a long time member of the marxist Democratic Socialists of America said that the law targets immigrants who “have as much right to be here as any other nationality.”

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